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CBS
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
to be exercised. >> reporter: almost 60 heads of state including president barack obama and most of the living former u.s. presidents will attend mandela's memorial and funeral services this week. from a massive ceremony at a johannesburg stadium tuesday to lying in state in the capitol pretoria to burial next sunday in his ancestral village in the eastern cape province, it's expected to be one of the largest global gatherings in recent history. >> reporter: you say 11,000 troops? >> 11,000 troops have been deployed. >> reporter: defense minister nosiviwe mapisa-nqakula is overseeing security. she says soldier, the air force, national and city police all are being deployed to control and protect tens of thousands of mourners. >> this is a test for us. and we know that and believe that people will be watching how south africa perform. >> today a south african's pray, >> reporter: today a south african's pray, they also worry, the show of affection for mandela by world leaders and citizens might be more than this grieving country can bear. bill whitaker, cbs news, johannesburg. >> glo
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 6:30pm EST
who attended. mr. obama urged young people in south africa and around the world to remember mandela and make his work their own. here's hill with whitaker. >> reporter: hours before the memorial service people started pouring into the huge soccer stadium. not even pouring rain could dampen their spirit. outside, a parade of dignitaries and celebrities were streaming in. more than 90 world leaders came to show their respect for nelson mandela. princes, high ministers, three former and one current u.s. president. when president obama appeared -- >> president barack obama. (cheers and applause) >> reporter: -- the crowd erupted. then he stood to eulogize mandela. his speech was personal. >> over 30 years ago, while still a student, i learned of mandela and the struggle taking place in this beautiful land and it stirred something in me. it woke me up to my responsibilities to others and to myself and it set me on an improbable journey that finds me here today. and while i will always fall short of my deepest examples, he makes me want to be a better man. >> reporter: his speech was pass
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
>> pelley: that's president obama earlier this year visiting the cell where nelson mandela was confined for most of his prison term. something remarkable happened during mandela's stay there on robben island northwest of cape town. a conversion and an unlikely friendship. from south africa, here's bill whitaker. >> reporter: if you've ever wondered how nelson mandela changed a nation, afrikaner christo brandt might have the answer. >> @d1was like a father to me. >> reporter: growing up, he never questioned the oppression of apartheid. at 18, he was a guard at robben island, the harsh prison where mandela spent 18 of his 27 years behind bars. he was told he'd be guarding the worst of the worst. >> reporter: but he came to know mandela as a kindly gentleman, the prison peacemaker. for years he was assigned to oversea the few family visits mandela was permitted. one day his wife winnie came with their new granddaughter. babies were forbidden on robben island. putting his job on the line, brandt smuggle it had baby in wrapped in a blanket and put her in the arms of her grandfather.
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
government announced plans today for a week of memorial services for nelson mandela, culminating with his funeral a week from sunday. president obama will lead a u.s. delegation, expected to include a number of former presidents, though it is not known which of the services he will attend. mourners continued to gather today at mandela's home in johannesburg where he died last night and at his former home in soweto. perhaps no one image summed up his legacy better than this. >> blacks and whites signed by side honoring the father of a multiracial south africa, a man who became a worldwide symbol for racial equality. >> debra patta is there. dance today. from the sprawling township of soweto to the plush upmarket suburb of hall on the, it was precisely the kind of sendoff nelson mandela would have loved. since his death was announced, south africans from all over the country have been making a pilgrimage to mandela's home in johannesburg. they came bearing flowers, gifts, and messages of support. and if they had nothing to give, they shared their talents instead. for some, it was overwh
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
garrett at the white house tells us this evening mr. obama plans to attend the state funeral in south africa. that is likely to be in about ten days. nelson mandela will be remembered as a man who emerged from a tiny village to become a defining figure of our time. he was born on july 18th, 1918 in a village called umvezo. his mother named him holy sashava meaning troublemaker, but later a teacher renamed him nelson. he moved to johannesburg at 23, he became one of the nation's first black lawyers and joined the opposition african national congress in the early 1940s, devoting himself then to peacefully ending apartheid. then in 1960, 69 peaceful black demonstrators were killed by white south african police in the infamous sharpeville massacre. mandela came to believe that the mandela came to believe that the only recourse then was violence. >> there are many people who feel that it is useless and futile for us to continue talking peace and nonviolence against a government whose reply is only savage attacks. on an unarmed and defenseless people. >> pelley: he was arrested in 1962 and
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 6:30pm EST
very much. nelson mandela kept in his office a photograph of himself with another trailblazing president, the first black president of the united states,. the photograph was taken when mandela visited washington in 2005. and mr. obama was then a brand-new united states senator from illinois. here was mr. obama's reaction late today to the death. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages. through his dignity and unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, he transformed south africa and moved all of us. >> pelley: president obama used the word modiba an honorary tightle that translates at father. major garrett at the white house tells us this evening mr. obama plans to attend the state funeral in south africa. that is likely to be in about ten days. nelson mandela will be remembered as a man who emerged from a tiny village to become a defining figure of our time. he was born on july 18th, 1918 in a village
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 6:30pm EST
african government announced today that the state funeral for former president nelson mandela will be a week from sunday-- the culmination of days of memorial services. president obama will lead the u.s. delegation and he's invited the former american presidents to join him. mourners continued to gather today at mandela's home in johannrg died last night and at his former home in soweto. and for us, no one image captured his legacy better than this-- blacks and whites side by side honoring the father of a multiracial south africa. a man who became a worldwide symbol for racial equality. deborah patta is there. >> reporter: the streets of south africa were a riot of color, an explosion of song and dance today. from the sprawling township of soweto to the plush upmarket suburb of hall on the, it was precisely the kind of sendoff nelson mandela would have loved. since his death was announced, south africans from all over the country have been making a pilgrimage to mandela's home in johannesburg. they came bearing flowers, gifts, and messages of support. and if they had nothing to give,
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